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Golden Cross Stocks

A golden cross occurs when a stock's 50-day moving average crosses above its 200-day moving average. This page tracks stocks that have set golden crosses sometime within the last seven days. Learn more about golden crosses.

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CompanyCurrent Price50-Day Moving Average200-Day Moving AverageVolumeAverage VolumeIndicator(s)
American Woodmark Co. stock logo
American Woodmark
$51.99$53.35118,963103,293Earnings Report
Atlanticus Holdings Co. stock logo
$28.93$29.0914,36819,011Positive News
Braze, Inc. stock logo
$31.44$29.941.39 million602,796Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
Costco Wholesale Co. stock logo
Costco Wholesale
$496.14$492.843.32 million1.93 millionEarnings Report
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
Direxion Daily AMZN Bull 1.5X Shares
$17.69$16.07108,880181,186Positive News
First Trust BICK Index Fund stock logo
First Trust BICK Index Fund
$25.62$25.381264,428Positive News
Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. stock logo
Adverum Biotechnologies
$0.82$0.73841,750378,959Positive News
High Trading Volume
Apyx Medical Co. stock logo
Apyx Medical
$3.95$3.0239,917242,887Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
Mr. Cooper Group Inc. stock logo
Mr. Cooper Group
Curis, Inc. stock logo
$0.77$0.71174,128448,303Positive News
Abcam plc stock logo
$15.46$15.461.09 million716,971Short Interest ↓
Positive News
CTI BioPharma Corp. stock logo
CTI BioPharma
$5.90$5.633.22 million4.64 million
Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF stock logo
Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
$20.94$20.8943,12117,165High Trading Volume
Confluent, Inc. stock logo
$23.99$23.295.49 million3.81 millionAnalyst Report
Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
Commvault Systems, Inc. stock logo
Commvault Systems
$61.02$61.481.04 million319,084Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
Elbit Systems Ltd. stock logo
Elbit Systems
$184.46$176.4550,09232,145Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Dyadic International, Inc. stock logo
Dyadic International
$1.83$1.6131,69833,354Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Entegris, Inc. stock logo
$81.82$78.772.71 million1.71 millionShort Interest ↑
Gap Down
AvePoint, Inc. stock logo
$4.64$4.603.71 million478,786Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
First Trust Senior Loan ETF stock logo
First Trust Senior Loan ETF
Principal Healthcare Innovators ETF stock logo
Principal Healthcare Innovators ETF
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock logo
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
$19.07$18.59827,075449,969Positive News
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company stock logo
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
$11.72$11.263.82 million4.81 million
Hookipa Pharma Inc stock logo
Hookipa Pharma
$1.09$0.982.12 million622,637Positive News
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
Johnson Outdoors Inc. stock logo
Johnson Outdoors
$60.00$62.3566,21544,353Dividend Announcement
iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF stock logo
iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
$43.79$43.692,71611,600Positive News
Ichor Holdings, Ltd. stock logo
$29.36$30.27781,171179,024Positive News
High Trading Volume
CSX Co. stock logo
$30.66$31.0414.01 million13.28 million
IAC Inc. stock logo
$52.77$51.16875,123806,254Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund stock logo
First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
$59.11$59.156,21713,947Positive News
Virtus Terranova U.S. Quality Momentum ETF stock logo
Virtus Terranova U.S. Quality Momentum ETF
$27.19$27.2517,62227,381Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. stock logo
Outlook Therapeutics
$1.17$1.111.17 million652,924
eXp World Holdings, Inc. stock logo
eXp World
$12.80$12.881.19 million813,969Positive News
WisdomTree Target Range Fund
Berkshire Grey, Inc. stock logo
Berkshire Grey
$1.37$1.16256,8911.30 millionShort Interest ↑
Kura Sushi USA, Inc. stock logo
Kura Sushi USA
$66.78$62.1792,746180,467News Coverage
Open Lending Co. stock logo
Open Lending
$7.81$7.621.18 million880,736Positive News
Nano-X Imaging Ltd. stock logo
Nano-X Imaging
$10.67$9.364.87 million1.57 millionOptions Volume
High Trading Volume
Geron Co. stock logo
$2.55$2.626.49 million7.85 millionPositive News
Marvell Technology, Inc. stock logo
Marvell Technology
$42.62$42.0537.67 million13.37 millionEarnings Report
Short Interest ↑
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. stock logo
First Trust NASDAQ Rising Dividend Achievers stock logo
First Trust NASDAQ Rising Dividend Achievers
$44.29$44.78573,565707,138Positive News
Insteel Industries, Inc. stock logo
Insteel Industries
$28.54$28.6959,67996,794Positive News
Perficient, Inc. stock logo
$71.14$72.00411,324202,309Positive News
High Trading Volume
Pharming Group stock logo
Pharming Group
Lincoln Educational Services Co. stock logo
Lincoln Educational Services
Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. stock logo
Rave Restaurant Group
$1.54$1.5813,47842,547Positive News
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. stock logo
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
$43.64$42.76513,378636,003Short Interest ↑
Sana Biotechnology, Inc. stock logo
Sana Biotechnology
$5.14$4.521.24 million1.21 million
MDJM Ltd stock logo
$1.68$1.6410,03597,832Positive News
Gap Down
Medpace Holdings, Inc. stock logo
$197.53$206.51316,350332,199Positive News
Marten Transport, Ltd. stock logo
Marten Transport
$20.62$20.92464,906274,048Positive News
Bio-Techne Co. stock logo
$79.98$79.911.09 million1.06 million
Veracyte, Inc. stock logo
$23.07$24.56821,725698,672Positive News
Kimball Electronics, Inc. stock logo
Kimball Electronics
$22.34$23.43203,00990,636Positive News
High Trading Volume
Vanguard Russell 1000 Value stock logo
Vanguard Russell 1000 Value
$66.48$66.651.79 million489,562News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
Waldencast plc stock logo
$8.98$8.9558,3458,496Positive News
High Trading Volume
Vir Biotechnology, Inc. stock logo
Vir Biotechnology
$24.50$25.551.27 million942,453
Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF stock logo
Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF
$47.77$47.531.52 million2.21 millionPositive News
Apartment Investment and Management stock logo
Apartment Investment and Management
$7.87$7.702.43 million1.17 millionHigh Trading Volume
American Homes 4 Rent stock logo
American Homes 4 Rent
$32.79$32.263.30 million2.21 millionAnalyst Report
News Coverage
Boise Cascade stock logo
Boise Cascade
$68.03$69.99303,167279,269Analyst Report
Gap Down
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stock logo
Brookdale Senior Living
$3.62$3.192.02 million2.32 millionPositive News
BIT Mining Limited stock logo
BIT Mining
CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc. stock logo
CCC Intelligent Solutions
$9.12$8.993.38 million891,131Insider Selling
High Trading Volume
VanEck Retail ETF stock logo
VanEck Retail ETF
$165.31$162.132,5734,563News Coverage
Positive News
AerCap Holdings stock logo
$55.64$58.511.87 million1.19 millionPositive News
Global Business Travel Group, Inc. stock logo
Global Business Travel Group
Artivion, Inc. stock logo
EPR Properties stock logo
EPR Properties
Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock logo
Phathom Pharmaceuticals
FutureFuel Corp. stock logo
Spero Therapeutics, Inc. stock logo
Spero Therapeutics
$1.71$1.73175,645478,419Positive News
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. stock logo
SK Telecom
$20.44$20.55418,743520,683Positive News
DTE Energy stock logo
DTE Energy
$70.00$67.321.55 million1.16 million
McKesson Co. stock logo
$370.50$369.092.21 million996,399High Trading Volume
Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. stock logo
Itaú Unibanco
$5.06$4.9019.80 million29.57 millionOptions Volume
News Coverage
Loews Co. stock logo
$57.25$58.182.92 million831,902Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
Nanobiotix S.A. stock logo
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF stock logo
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF
$163.31$164.1124,73813,556Positive News
InspireMD, Inc. stock logo
Parsons Co. stock logo
$44.55$45.09748,675494,076Analyst Report
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock logo
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals
$5.24$4.12331,878655,812Short Interest ↑
NuStar Energy L.P. stock logo
NuStar Energy
$15.88$16.07332,615334,649Analyst Upgrade
Gap Down
KKR & Co. Inc. stock logo
KKR & Co. Inc.
$50.85$51.765.24 million3.04 million
Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. stock logo
Silvercrest Asset Management Group
$18.39$18.3529,53924,213Positive News
XBiotech Inc. stock logo
$3.82$3.66113,00060,955Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
TransAlta Co. stock logo
$9.11$9.05252,731321,175Positive News
ProShares Nasdaq-100 Dorsey Wright Momentum ETF
$31.97$32.225,6471,963Positive News
High Trading Volume
Vail Resorts, Inc. stock logo
Vail Resorts
SmartRent, Inc. stock logo
$2.78$2.676.07 million1.02 millionHigh Trading Volume
Triumph Group, Inc. stock logo
Triumph Group
$11.03$11.221.06 million1.00 millionShort Interest ↓
Accenture plc stock logo
$279.91$277.755.16 million2.47 millionShort Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
Joby Aviation, Inc. stock logo
Joby Aviation
$4.42$4.153.74 million3.18 million
Unum Group stock logo
Unum Group
$42.00$41.551.80 million1.61 millionShort Interest ↑
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated stock logo
Reinsurance Group of America
$140.08$141.61380,732422,226Short Interest ↑
Turning Point Brands, Inc. stock logo
Turning Point Brands
$21.94$21.80173,897196,920Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
TransUnion stock logo
$65.07$64.222.34 million1.64 millionInsider Selling
Short Interest ↑
SRH Total Return Fund, Inc. stock logo
SRH Total Return Fund
$12.46$12.6434,39475,455News Coverage
SEI Investments stock logo
SEI Investments
$57.65$59.501.98 million495,571High Trading Volume
SoFi Technologies, Inc. stock logo
SoFi Technologies
$5.56$5.56152.04 million39.53 millionOptions Volume
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
Adecoagro S.A. stock logo
$8.42$8.161.96 million590,472Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. stock logo
Broadridge Financial Solutions
$146.96$144.134.84 million597,789High Trading Volume
Genius Sports Limited stock logo
Genius Sports
$4.52$4.55763,9951.04 millionShort Interest ↓
Abrdn Japan Equity Fund Inc stock logo
Abrdn Japan Equity Fund
$5.48$5.49115,05727,608High Trading Volume
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. stock logo
Westwood Holdings Group
$11.59$11.7925,75011,339High Trading Volume
Why the Golden Cross is a Significant Trading Signal

Price movement is still one of the key factors in spotting a trend

A golden cross is a technical indicator that is always a predictor of a bullish trend for stocks and other securities. A golden cross forms when a short term moving average crosses over a longer term moving average. In many cases, a simple 50-day and 200-day moving average are used. This is because a longer time frame is usually predictive of a stronger rally.

In this article, we’ll define the phases of a golden cross, explain what moving averages and other indicators traders use to identify and confirm a golden. The article also addresses other topics such as how a golden cross is different from a death cross. And it will touch on some limitations to using the golden cross as a trading tool.

There are three distinct phases that investors look for when identifying a golden cross.

  • The first phase is when a security bottoms out. This indicates that selling volume is low.
  • Next, the price begins to trend upwards until the short term (or fast) moving average crosses over the long term (or slow) moving average. This is when the cross occurs.
  • The last step is a continued uptrend that signals a profitable golden cross trade.

What Simple Moving Averages do Traders Use to Identify a Golden Cross?

In general, investors look at 50-day and 200-day moving averages as the fast and slow moving averages. This is because longer moving averages tend to indicate longer, more sustained breakouts.

However, day traders will frequently use 15 minute or 30 minute moving averages for fast intraday trading. The real decision for investors when interpreting buy and sell signals is how quickly they want to enter and exit the trade.

A simple moving average is calculated by adding up the closing prices for each of the time periods represented and divide it by the overall time frame. So a simple five-day moving average is calculating by adding up the closing prices for the previous five trading days and dividing by five.

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Day 3


Day 4


Day 5



The moving average is (20 + 20.25 + 20.17 + 20.32 + 20.23)/5 = 100.97/5 = 20.19 SMA

At the close of the next trading day, the most recent closing price replaces the oldest price and which resets the moving average. Day traders will look for much shorter time frames such as the 5-period and 15-period moving averages as they are only concerned with profiting from intra-day price movement.

The time period of the chart can also be adjusted. Day traders may want to look at candlestick charts that are adjusted every minute or every hour. Long-term traders may be more interested in charts that show price movement in weeks or months. Like the moving average, the length of time makes a difference in how investors interpret a breakout. The longer the time frame, the stronger a golden cross breakout will tend to be.

In addition to using a simple moving average, some investors use other moving averages such as an exponential moving average (EMA) or volume-weighted moving average (VWMA) as the reference point for a golden cross.

  • Using an exponential moving average (EMA) – An exponential moving average is similar to a standard moving average with a multiplier being used that assigns more weight to recent closing prices. For some investors, this makes the EMA a more accurate indicator of price movement.
  • Using a volume-weighted moving average (VWMA) – The volume weighted moving average is similar to the exponential moving average except it puts more emphasis on the trading periods with the highest volumes. This is significant because most sustained price moves are supported by high trading volumes and can create a golden cross signal earlier than using an SMA or EMA. The VWMA is one of the best tools for detecting both when a trend is coming and when it is ending. When viewed on a daily chart, a VWMA line may appear to have more waves in it – this reflects periods of higher trading volume.
  • Using a VWMA with an SMA – In this strategy, traders can use a VWMA as their short-term moving average with an SMA as their long-term moving average. The rationale behind using the VWMA for the short-term moving average is because the short-term moving average is considered the fast moving average and is always the trigger for a golden cross. As such, the VWMA is more sensitive to a higher trading volume.

Because the golden cross is a single event, it requires sustained upward price movement to become a profitable investment. Therefore investors should use momentum indicators such as relative strength index (RSI) to help determine whether the stock they are looking at is overbought or oversold.

The RSI is an oscillator that assigns a value between 0 and 100. A security with a value above 70 is delivering an overbought (or overvalued) signal. Conversely, a security with a value below is delivering an oversold (or undervalued) indicator. Like the golden cross itself, the RSI is a lagging indicator so it is possible for prices to continue to rise even as the RSI registers an overbought condition. Similarly, the RSI may be signaling an oversold condition but the prices continue to move down. With this in mind, traders should use the oscillator in the context of the prevailing trend.

Similar to the relative strength index, another technical indicator that can be used to confirm a golden cross is the moving average convergence divergence (MACD).  The MACD shows the relationship between two exponential moving averages (the 26-day and the 12-day) which is called the MACD line. A separate nine-day EMA of the MACD is called a signal line and is shown on a daily chart as sitting on top of the MACD line. The idea is that when a security crosses above the signal line, it is a buy signal. When it crosses below the signal line it is a sell signal.

Candlestick charts are considered by some technical analysts to be a more reliable indicator of price movement. A candlestick chart clusters data for multiple time periods into single “candles”. The significance of a particular candle comes from its size, color and shading. All of these give traders more detailed information about overall price movement, thus making a golden cross more significant.

The golden cross and death cross are often times linked together. In fact, the death cross is sometimes referred to as a variation on the golden cross. Both the golden cross and death cross confirm the reversal of a trend marked by a short-term moving average crossing over a long-term moving average.

The difference between the two indicators is the direction. A golden cross is always a bullish indicator because it is showing a short-term moving average that is trending upwards. A death cross by contrast occurs when a short-term moving average crosses below a long-term moving average. This is a bearish signal. Experienced investors may use a death cross as a trading signal to take a short position on a stock. It is possible for frequently traded stocks to display a number of golden cross and death cross indicators over a period of time.

Like most technical indicators, the golden cross is a lagging indicator. This means it is only in evidence after the price movement has already happened. As we pointed out above, the third stage of a profitable golden cross pattern is sustained price movement to the upside. In many cases, a golden cross may be short-lived. If a trader takes a long position, they could be left with a losing trade. Therefore, it’s important to use different signals and indicators such as stochastic oscillators to make a more educated guess as to a trade’s direction. And, like all trades, investors need to let their own risk parameters guide their trading.

The golden cross is one of the strongest indicators of strong market sentiment in favor of a security. Most commonly defined as occurring when a short-term simple moving average (SMA) crosses above a longer-term SMA, other moving averages or a combination of moving averages can be used.

A golden cross is always a bullish signal. Conversely, a death cross is always a bearish signal. The difference between the two crosses is the direction that the security is moving. Like many technical indicators, the golden cross is a lagging indicator which means that it is only reflecting an event that has already occurred.  For investors looking to predict the strength of a golden cross, they should look at other momentum indicators such as the Relative Strength Index (RSI) or Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) lines to get a better sense of overbought or oversold sentiment among investors.

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